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Drawing success


Date: Mon Feb 04 2002 - 17:28:26 PST

Had a great time with fifth and fourth graders today drawing. Woody
reminded me
about the sausage man way of drawing and while showing them this style we
up drawing some Olympic figures and for the most part the athletes are in
foreshortened poses - the students had great luck with the idea of
using the sausage man manner. I used wedge chests and hips - told them to
pile the shapes up - one overlapping the other like a puzzle. For instance
hockey player bent over would have his chest in front of his hips - snow
boarders (used my sons old skate boarding mags for this)
might have knees drawn up in front of their hips and chests. I was alsolutely
amazed at some of my unsure artists blooming during our drawing exercises and
then saying - this is fun - amazing!!!! I just never know what will succeeed
and with whom. Roberta